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Adelaide River War Cemetery

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Address: 97&105 Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River, Northern Territory 0846, Australia
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Well done to the people that look after and maintain the cemetery. Everyone should stop and look and pay respect. It was great to show the kids. Very peaceful and respectful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Shaun S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Well done to the people that look after and maintain the cemetery. Everyone should stop and look and pay respect. It was great to show the kids. Very peaceful and respectful. Well done Adelaide River.

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Thank Shaun S
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was heartwarming to see this place so well maintained and obviously well maintained War Cemetery. I felt very humbled by the experience of visiting this place. Loved the large trees outside; Mahogany, Bohdi tree (on that Buddha gained enlightenment under) and many other tree.

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Thank Roo744
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Very well kept and the continuous video and info. placards explained all the history. Well worth a stop.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Emotional and moving place to visit. Where Australia was defended in WWII. Make it part of an NT experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We read this is the fourth largest Commonwealth War Graves in the country. Adelaide River is not the first place in the tourist map but this is a beautiful memorial gardens with the remains of those who perished in WWII in Darwin. Beautifully maintained. Congrats Comm War Graves!

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Thank BGS2013
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were staying in Darwin and had hired a car. So a day trip back to the Adelaide River War Cemetery and then a stop at Berry Springs Nature Reserve was in order. We had learnt a lot about the part Darwin played in WW2, so it was special to visit the War Cemetery. This is an immaculately kept place... More 

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adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. A lot of people wouldn't know how hard Darwin was hit but a lovely war cemetery is just off the road in Adelaide River. Manicured lawns and a visitors centre with video of what happened. Well worth getting out in the heat to have a break.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I went to the war Cemetary close to Tolga in Queensland and now I've been fortunate enough to come here. It will never matter how many years ago these veterans have died, by visiting these poignant places one must acknowledge their sacrifice for our freedom. I will probably never get to the European cemeteries, but you have made it profound... More 

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Bilgola, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Invoking the same emotions as Normandy, Belgium and the Somme this small (circa 300) resting places of local WWII heroes really confirms how Australia was in the font line of the Japanese advance. In the typical exquisite level of maintainence shown by the War Graves Commission the Adelaide River War Cemetary deserves at least an hour or two of your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Well laid out with well maintained lawns and gardens, a lovely place to visit. There is a grave guide on the walls as you walk in. Lyrebirds were walking around to add to the beauty of the place. Well worth a visit.

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